Just last week I had a post about Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ and commented that at 8 minutes and 42 seconds it was the longest #1 song to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Charts. As of a couple days- there is a new record- Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ has hit the #1 spot- and it clocks in at 10 minutes 13 seconds. ‘American Pie’ nearly made it to the 50 year mark holding the record- it hit #1 in January 1972.
When asked to comment- McLean said “Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that No. 1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was to another great singer/songwriter.” Records are made to be broken- I have read some ‘get off of my lawn’ type comments from people considering the record falling- knocking Taylor Swift as an artist. I must disagree- I think she’s great.